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gunner's daughter

obsolete A cannon or other such armament used on a naval vessel, to which seamen were bound so as to receive lashings during corporal punishment. (Usually used with the verbs marry, kiss, or hug + the.) I was forced to marry the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter

kiss the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up kissing the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, kiss

marry the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up marrying the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, marry

gunner

n. an earnest student. (Collegiate.) The gunners in my algebra class always get the As.
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Upon completing the gun cycle, the VC will select and announce a shape to serve as the "point of impact." The gunner, using the manual hand wheels, will ensure he is still center mass of the zero target.
Gunner Jones was born in South Wales, but was living in Coventry when he joined the South Staffordshire Regiment.
Around 300 mourners gathered inside St Saviour's Church in Smallthorne, to honour Gunner Zak Cusack, who died in a gun battle with insurgents last month.
Gunner Matthew Power, 25, joined soldiers from the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery to visit the Sale Sharks on Sunday.
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